Schools shut, helpline numbers launched: Heavy rain cripples Tamil Nadu

Megha Jain

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Schools in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Ranipet, and Kanchipuram districts of Tamil Nadu will remain closed on Thursday amid heavy rain. Madras University has also postponed semester exams scheduled for Thursday. It will announce a new date later. In its latest forecast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that Chennai and other districts in the state will receive heavy rain with lightning and thunderstorms on Thursday.